Why is there an Advanced Test?

The reality is that when we first learn to drive we’re being taught how to pass the Driving or Riding Tests, but there are still opportunities to continue developing what both you and your vehicle are capable of.

 

From a purely technical point of view it’s possible to pass your Driving or Riding Test never having driven at night, never experiencing how snow or ice affect handling, gone on a motorway or travelled through country roads and much more. Even after many years of experience, without someone to explain to you how much more there is to learn, you’re holding back what you can achieve on the road.

The Advanced Driving/Riding Test

Recognising that the majority of accidents are caused by driver error, the IAM introduced the Advanced Driving Test in 1956 with the specific objective of significantly improving driving standards.

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Preparation for the IAM test

Some people are understandably concerned about the test, what it involves, and how best to prepare for it but rather than view this as a daunting experience...

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What the examiner expects

What the examiner expects on the test is based on the Police system of car/bike control and is clearly defined in the IAM's own manual...

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Advanced test categories

The IAM can conduct advanced tests on the following vehicle types, as long as they are capable of achieving and sustaining national speed limits. If you have...

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